Israeli, Palestinian candidates share electoral list in Jerusalem first

For the first time in a half-century, a joint Palestinian-Israeli list will compete in Jerusalem’s municipal elections. The 350,000 Palestinians living in Jerusalem have boycotted the vote since Israel unilaterally unified Jerusalem in 1967 and created a single municipality, refusing to recognize and legitimize the Israeli occupation and annexation. Palestinians in East Jerusalem were given permanent residency but not citizenship, and thus can vote in municipal elections but not for the Knesset. MORE